Henrik Stenson's battle with Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon in 2016 was reminiscent of 'The Duel in the Sun' and will go down as one of the greatest Open's of all time.
In a memorable duel at Royal Troon in 2016, Stenson and Phil Mickelson stormed clear of the field before the Swede closed with an amazing 63 – the joint lowest round in major history at the time - to win by three.
At 20-under-par, Stenson equalled the major record and broke new ground for The Open, while his 264 aggregate set another record for all four majors, since equalled by Brooks Koepka.
Three years earlier, Stenson was the runner-up to Mickelson at Muirfield during a season when he earned the $10million FedEx Cup bonus in America and was also the DP World Tour’s No.1, an honour he regained in 2016.
In 2014, he reached a career-high ranking of second in the world and returned to Ryder Cup action following a six-year absence, winning all his three games alongside Justin Rose at Gleneagles. It was Rose, though, who pipped him for the gold medal at the Olympics a month after his Open triumph.
Previous victories for Stenson include the 2007 WGC-Accenture Match Play, the 2008 World Cup with Robert Karlsson, the 2009 Players Championship and 2013 Tour Championship.
Appointed captain for September’s Ryder Cup but the role was handed to Luke Donald after he chose to join LIV Golf.